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Old 01-11-2007, 01:27 PM   #11
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I guess I can't trust google for helping me spell correctly in the future .

My mis-stake
The problem is both spellings are correct - it depends on how you are using the word.
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:51 PM   #12
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My ex-wife could turn a steak into a stake in no time!
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My ex-wife could turn a steak into a stake in no time!
So could my birth mother. You could shingle a roof with one of her cooked steaks.

And, sadly, my father liked his with the "moo" just slapped out.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:00 PM   #15
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You could drive nails with my ex's pork chops.
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:38 AM   #16
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So could my birth mother. You could shingle a roof with one of her cooked steaks.
Oh, dear....

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And, sadly, my father liked his with the "moo" just slapped out.
I'm with your father, LOL! I still have a weakness for completely raw beef even though these days that's a no-no. Gee, don't know how I've lived this long with all of the things I've eaten that should have killed me. ;)
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:36 AM   #17
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I, too, love raw beef, and still eat it in spite of it now being a no-no. In my lifetime about a million foods have gone from being good for you to bad for you to killing you to healthy to .... well, I've just given up. Since I like a well rounded, basically healthy diet, I haven't eliminated much of anything, in spite of warnings. When there is a specific warning out (i.e, for awhile bagged spinach) I avoid that food for the specified time. But it seems from what I read, most problems seem to come about from eating at fast food places, which just aren't my thing anyway (when I eat out I want someone to wait on me and clean up after me and for there to be a nice atmosphere). So raw beef is still an occasional treat (usually when I'm cooking a particularly nice cut -- treat for the cook is a few slivers of it).

Andla, also beware of spell checks on the computer. A spell check would never pick up the difference between stake and steak because they are both valid English words. They don't correct usage.
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Ahhh ... another carnivore. Glad to meet you, Claire!
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:55 PM   #20
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Going back to the original question ...

A spell checker will only check the spelling of the word you used - it will not be able to tell you of you used the correct word. A spell checker would tell you is you spelled steak or stake correctly - but it wouldn't know if you used the correct word to denote a cut of meat or a stick. You'll have to use a dictionary to make sure you are using the correct word.

When it comes to determining if you have used the correct word, "spell chequers dew knot work wright".
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